Kouzzina Soft Opening Menus Available

While we await more concrete menus to share with you, wdwmagic.com has published what they refer to as pre-opening menus for breakfast and dinner at Cat Cora’s Kouzzina here. The restaurant begins serving August 15 with a grand opening set for September 17.

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Cap’n Jack’s at Downtown Disney’s Marketplace Introduces New All-Day Menu

Disney was kind enough to send us a copy of the new All-Day menu at their Cap’n Jack’s restaurant located in the Marketplace at Downtown Disney and we’d like to share it with you.

You can view or download it below.

Cap’n Jack’s All Day Menu

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Cat Cora’s Kouzzina Scheduled to Open at Walt Disney World’s Boardwalk September 17

Celebrity Chef Cat Cora’s Kouzzina, which will replace Spoodles at Disney’s Boardwalk Inn Resort, is expected to have its grand opening on September 17 as per @DisneyParks.

The restaurant is scheduled for a soft opening of August 15 and reportedly guests who had previously had an ADR for Spoodles during this period have automatically been switched over to Kouzzina. Although availability appeared to be nil, we were assured that bookings are being accepted during the soft opening period.

It will be participating in the Disney Dining Plan (1 TS credit) and reservations can be made beginning July 24.

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Report: Dining with a Disney Imagineer at The Hollywood Brown Derby

After many trips to Walt Disney World contemplating the idea, I finally bit the bullet and invested into the Dining with an Imagineer program which takes place during lunch at the Hollywood Brown Derby. Offered only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, the program which costs $60.99 + tax and 18% gratuity per adult (bringing the per adult total to about $75) and $34.99 (or about $45 total) per child, brings the group (maximum of eight guests) face to face with a bonafide Disney Imagineer at Walt Disney World.

Booking proved to be a bit of a challenge as, if I recall correctly, the 90 + 10 didn’t work too well. After a few days of trying, however, I was able to secure my reservation. A credit card is required at time of booking (there is a 48 hour cancellation policy), but you are not charged. Instead, you are presented a bill at the end of the event as with any dining. For booking purposes, it also appears to help if the Cast Member starts looking at The Hollywood Brown Derby moreso than for the experience itself.

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Beaches and Cream Breakfast Menu

Quick Service Breakfast Served 7 – 11 AM

Bounty Breakfast Platter
Scrambled Eggs, Bacon, Potatoes, Biscuit and Pancake – $8.29

Pancakes with Bacon – $5.19

Ham and Cheese Omelet with Breakfast Potatoes – $6.99

Assorted Pastries – $2.29-$2.59

Yogurt Parfait – $4.29

Fruit Cup – $3.39

Cereal with Milk – $3.09

Kids Picks
Pancakes or Scrambled Eggs with Bacon and Applesauce – $4.39

Cereal with Milk with choice of Beverage -  $4.39

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Dining Updates: Beaches and Cream Serves Up Breakfast, Victoria & Albert’s Reduces Dinners

DisneyParks has recently announced via its twitter that Beaches and Cream at the Beach Club Resort is now offering breakfast. It has also reported that until September 13, Victoria and Albert’s will have only one seating time of 6pm from Sunday – Thursday and seating times of 5:30 – 6:30 pm and 9 – 9:45 pm on Friday and Saturday.

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Walt Disney World’s Spoodles to Close August 1

Spoodles © DisneyTo make way for the new Cat Cora restaurant, Kouzzina, Spoodles at the BoardWalk will be serving its last meal on August 1.

This information is derived from the new online booking system which shows zero availability for the restaurant beyond this date.

No opening date for its replacement is known at this time other than it’s expected to open this fall.

Photo © Disney

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DLR’s Napa Rose Manager Becomes Restaurant’s Fifth Advanced Level Sommelier, Most Anywhere

ANAHEIM, Calif. – May 7, 2009 – Napa Rose restaurant Manager Joy Cushing, of Huntington Beach, California, has passed the grueling, week-long Advanced Level Examination of the International Court of Master Sommeliers, bringing the total number of Advanced Level sommeliers working at Napa Rose to five, the most of any restaurant in the world.

Cushing’s achievement puts her one level away from the elite title of Master Sommelier. It is also a tribute to the mentoring of Napa Rose General Manager and Master Sommelier Michael Jordan who, since 2001, has coached more than 300 Disneyland Resort cast members to the status of certified sommelier.

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Review and Photo Tour of Kidani Village’s Sanaa at Animal Kingdom Lodge

Sanaa at Animal Kingdom Lodge's Kidani Village

Sanaa at Animal Kingdom Lodge's Kidani Village

Sanaa (pronounced sah-NAH) is Walt Disney World’s newest restaurant, located at Animal Kingdom Lodge’s Kidani Village. Its name is Swahili and translates to either beauty or work of art and both the restaurant and the new DVC resort itself not only live up to the name but exceed its definition.

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Sanaa Brings Flavors of India, Africa To Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge (Photos Added)

Sanaa
To see photos of some of Sanaa’s offerings, click here.

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – Fans of Jiko-The Cooking Place and Boma-Flavors of Africa have a new reason to dine at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge as Sanaa debuts May 1 in the resort’s new Kidani Village expansion.

The new Walt Disney World restaurant’s unusual name, pronounced “Sah-NAH,” is the Swahili word for “artwork.” With interiors inspired by African art and remarkable views of the resort’s Sunset Savannah through 9-foot windows, diners experience “the art of African cooking with Indian flavors” in the 150-seat, family-oriented restaurant located on the ground floor just below the lobby.
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